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City of Des Moines IT Database Administrator in Des Moines, Iowa

IT Database Administrator

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IT Database Administrator


$94,078.40 - $114,400.00 Annually


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Regular Full-Time


Information Technology

Job Number



5/31/2021 5:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Civil Service

Location of Vacancy

Information Technology



Selection Method

An education and experience rating will be completed on all qualified applicants. Those applicants deemed most qualified may be scheduled for an oral examination. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942, by the application closing.

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Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under general direction, performs database operational support to ensure city-wide databases are available and running smoothly 24/7 providing a seamless flow of information throughout the organization while considering backend data structure and frontend accessibility. Provides support and training to end users including business unit operations personnel, staff in IT Operations: Applications, Help Desk, Infrastructure, and Business Analysts. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Database Administration or related field, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Public Administration with major coursework in information systems, computer science, or database administration; and

  • Considerable experience in database administration, application database development, database architecture, or a related field; or

  • Any combination of experience, education and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

  • MCSE/MCSA certification preferred.

NOTE: Certifications and Educational Transcripts need to be submitted to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to , by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 by the application deadline date.

Required Special Qualifications

  • A candidate will be required to successfully pass a post-offer drug screen and physical examination.

  • Must possess a valid Iowa Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Implements design of databases to ensure the storage, security, selection and retrieval of information is performed logically, orderly and efficiently;

  • Install and maintain database software and servers for the organization;

  • Ensure quality performance of databases and their servers;

  • Develop processes for optimizing and ensuring database security;

  • Set and maintain database standards;

  • Manage, maintain, and secure database access;

  • Performance tuning of database systems;

  • Install, upgrade, and manage database applications for both third party and internally built software;

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot database errors;

  • Recommend and implement emerging database technologies;

  • Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards;

  • Create automation for repeating database tasks;

  • Be available for on-call support as needed;

  • Other duties as assigned.